Ali Divandari

Ali Divandari (Persian: علی دیواندری‎‎ alī divāndarī Persian, Born 1957 in Sabzevar) is an Iranian Cartoonist, Painter, Graphic Designer...


Ali Divandari (Persian: علی دیواندری‎‎ alī divāndarī Persian, Born 1957 in Sabzevar) is an Iranian Cartoonist, Painter, Graphic Designer, Sculptor and Journalist.

Biography
Divandari studied Graphics at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Tehran University. He began his career as Graphic Designer and Cartoonist in 1975. In 1997, He directed a new International Cartoon Festival in Iran with a main theme of "man and Nature - Only one, Share & Care". Over his career, Divandari was a jury member of several cartoon exhibitions in Iran and Turkey. His works have been published in many international newspapers and magazines and have been exhibited in over than 34 countries.

Solo Exhibitions
Kavir Gallery / Sabzevar-Iran / 1976
Andisheh Gallery / Tehran-Iran / 21-30 Jan 1996 / 50 Works
Abshar Art House / Sabzevar-Iran / Sep-Oct 2000 / 30 Works
Seyhun Art Gallery / Tehran-Iran / 20-25 Apr 2002 / 30 Works
Yasemi Gallery / Tabriz-Iran / 18-22 Oct 2002 / 40 Works
Kolbe-ye-Javan Gallery / Ardebil-Iran / 10-18 Aug 2004 / 36 Works
Isfahan Cartoon House / Isfahan-Iran / 29 Aug-9 Sep 2004 / 40 Works
Sales Art Gallery / Tehran-Iran / 7-20 Jan 2005 / 28 Works
Aban Art Gallery / Tehran-Iran / 22-27 Jan 2005 / 30 Works
About 300 Works in 9 Solo Exhibitions since 1976

Group Exhibitions
Afrand Art Gallery / Tehran-Iran / 26 Dec 1994-5 Jan 1995 / 8 Works
Iran Art Gallery / Tehran-Iran / 25 Feb-6 Mar 1996 / 10 Works
Seyhun Art Gallery / Tehran-Iran / 14-19 Jul 2007 / 12 Works
About 32 Works in 3 Group Exhibitions since 1995

Awards
Festival Title Prize Title Country Year
Yomiuri Int'l Cartoon Contest Honorable Mention Japan 1992
The 3rd Okhotsk Int'l Cartoon Festival Special Merit Work Japan 1992
Xll Mostra Int'l del disegno Umoristico Sportivo Ancona Special Prize Italy 1993
25th World Cartoon Gallery Skopje '93 III Prize Macedonia 1993
47° Salone Int'l dell'Umorismo di Bordighera Special Prize Italy 1994
4th Seoul Int'l Cartoon Festival Honorable Mention South Korea 1994
6th Olense Kartoenale, Dieren Fourth Prize - De Lekkerbekpot Belgium 1994
3rd Taejon Int'l Cartoon Contest Fifth Prize South Korea 1994
The 6th Okhotsk Int'l Cartoon Festival Special Merit Work Japan 1995
4th Taejon Int'l Cartoon Contest Winning Prize South Korea 1995
5th Seoul Int'l Cartoon Festival Main theme winning South Korea 1995
The 7th Okhotsk Int'l Cartoon Festival Special Merit Work Japan 1996
1st Aydın Doğan Int'l Cartoon Competition Honorable Mention Turkey 1996
6th Seoul Int'l Cartoon Festival Open theme winnig South Korea 1996
19th Int'l Cartoon Exhibition, Beringen Press Award Belgium 1996
6th Taejon Int'l Cartoon Contest Fifth Prize South Korea 1997
Satyrykon Int'l Cartoon Exhibition Award of the Director of the culture & sport department Poland 1997
The 8th Okhotsk Int'l Cartoon Festival Special Merit Work Japan 1997
Int'l Golden Mouflon Cartoon Festival Silver Mouflon Prize Cyprus 1997
13th Int'l Cartoon Festival, Slavonski Brod Special Award Croatia 1997
7th Taejon Int'l Cartoon Contest Fifth Prize South Korea 1998
8th Int'l Cartoon Festival in Omiya Most Popular work Japan 1998
Courage World Cartoon Contest Bronze Goad Taiwan 1999
4eme Festival Int'l du dessin d'Humour et de Presse Second Prize France 1999
Int'l Cartoon Competition on the Occasion of EXPO 2000 Top Ten Work Germany 2000
20th Int'l Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest Special Prize of the Association of Political Science School Graduates Turkey 2000
Courage World Cartoon Contest Prize of Importance Taiwan 2000
1st Int'l Mediterranean Cartoon Competition Special Prize of Alanya Head Official Turkey 2001
29° Premio di Forte dei Marmi per la Satira Politica Award for The Int'l Graphic Design Italy 2001
2nd Int'l Caricature Contest, Independence Second Award Ukraine 2002
The 1st LM Int'l Cartoon Competition Bronze Prize China 2002
The 1st LM Int'l Cartoon Competition Prizes for Excellence China 2002
2nd Golagha Int'l Cartoon Competition Worthy for approciation Iran 2003
The 2nd LM Int'l Cartoon Competition Excellence Prize China 2003
2nd Free Cartoons Web Int'l Cartoonet Festival Bronze Prize China 2004
The 3rd LM Int'l Cartoon Competition Excellence Prize China 2004
1st Red Man Int'l Cartoon Humour Competition Selected Prize China 2006
5th Free Cartoons Web Int'l Cartoonet Festival Selected Prize China 2006
7th Int'l Mediterranean Cartoon Competition Third Place Turkey 2007
Master Cup Int'l Cartoon and Illustration Biennial Selected Prize China 2007
16th Daejeon Int'l Cartoon Contest Honorable Mention South Korea 2007
2nd Red Man Int'l Cartoon Humour Competition Excellent Prize China 2008
Zero Int'l Cartoon Exhibition Mussel & Fish Honorable Mention Bulgaria 2009
The First Int'l Cartoon Contest Quebec Banana Prize of the Jury Canada 2010

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